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  1. A new candidate vector vaccine against human brucellosis based on recombinant influenza viral vectors (rIVV) subtypes H5N1 expressing Brucella outer membrane protein (Omp) 16, L7/L12, Omp19 or Cu–Zn SOD proteins ...

    Authors: Dina Bugybayeva, Zhailaubay Kydyrbayev, Nadezhda Zinina, Nurika Assanzhanova, Bolat Yespembetov, Yerken Kozhamkulov, Kunsulu Zakarya, Sholpan Ryskeldinova and Kaissar Tabynov
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:13
  2. Although the high burden of both active smoking and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is clearly known, the relationship between them is still not well characterized. Therefore, we estimated the global preval...

    Authors: Boni Maxime Ale, Franck Amahowe, Motto Malea Nganda, Célestin Danwang, Nelly Njeri Wakaba, Ateeq Almuwallad, Franck Biaou Guy Ale, Alamou Sanoussi, Suleiman Hudu Abdullahi and Jean Joel Bigna
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:12
  3. Early severity estimates of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are critically needed to assess the potential impact of the ongoing pandemic in different demographic groups. Here we estimate the real-time dela...

    Authors: Eduardo A. Undurraga, Gerardo Chowell and Kenji Mizumoto
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:11
  4. Malaria and neglected communicable protozoa parasitic diseases, such as leishmaniasis, and trypanosomiasis, are among the otherwise called diseases for neglected communities, which are habitual in underprivile...

    Authors: Justus Amuche Nweze, Florence N. Mbaoji, Yan-Ming Li, Li-Yan Yang, Shu-Shi Huang, Vincent N. Chigor, Emmanuel A. Eze, Li-Xia Pan, Ting Zhang and Deng-Feng Yang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:9
  5. The detection of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is a major health concern in China. We aim to summarize interventions related to the screening and detection of DR-TB in Jiangsu Province, analyse their imp...

    Authors: Xiao-Yan Ding, Wen-Hui Mao, Wei Lu, Hao Yu, Qiao Liu, Peng Lu, Hui Jiang, Xing Zhang, Feng Lu, Jie Xu, Chong-Qiao Zhong, Jin-Liu Hu, Wei-Xi Jiang, Lei Guo, Sheng-Lan Tang and Li-Mei Zhu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:8
  6. Male sex workers are at high-risk for acquisition of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We quantified incidence rates of STIs and identified their time-varyin...

    Authors: Karla Y. Ganley, Marta Wilson-Barthes, Andrew R. Zullo, Sandra G. Sosa-Rubí, Carlos J. Conde-Glez, Santa García-Cisneros, Mark N. Lurie, Brandon D. L. Marshall, Don Operario, Kenneth H. Mayer and Omar Galárraga
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:7
  7. Despite major reductions in malaria burden across Myanmar, clusters of the disease continue to persist in specific subregions. This study aimed to assess the predictors of test positivity among people living i...

    Authors: Pyae Linn Aung, Myat Thu Soe, Thit Lwin Oo, Aung Khin, Aung Thi, Yan Zhao, Yaming Cao, Liwang Cui, Myat Phone Kyaw and Daniel M. Parker
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:6
  8. The pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused substantial disruptions to health services in the low and middle-income countries with a high burden of other diseases, such as malaria in sub...

    Authors: Benyun Shi, Jinxin Zheng, Shang Xia, Shan Lin, Xinyi Wang, Yang Liu, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Jiming Liu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:5
  9. Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a place to provide response to public health emergencies. Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)’s EOC was officially established in 2016, which has ...

    Authors: Fan Ding, Qun Li and Lian-Mei Jin
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:4
  10. The number of cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States has risen sharply since March 2020. A county health ranking and roadmaps program has been established to identify factors associated wi...

    Authors: Ting Tian, Jingwen Zhang, Liyuan Hu, Yukang Jiang, Congyuan Duan, Zhongfei Li, Xueqin Wang and Heping Zhang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:3
  11. The damage inflicted by the coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic upon humanity is and will continue to be considerable. Unprecedented progress made in global health over the past 20 years has reverted...

    Authors: John P. Ehrenberg, Jürg Utzinger, Gilberto Fontes, Eliana Maria Mauricio da Rocha, Nieves Ehrenberg, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Peter Steinmann
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:2
  12. With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic showing no signs of abating, resuming neglected tropical disease (NTD) activities, particularly mass drug administration (MDA), is vital. Failure to resume...

    Authors: David Molyneux, Simon Bush, Ron Bannerman, Philip Downs, Joy Shu’aibu, Pelagie Boko-Collins, Ioasia Radvan, Leah Wohlgemuth and Chris Boyton
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:1
  13. Blastocystis is ubiquitous presence in animals and humans worldwide and has a high level genetic diversity. The aim of this study was to conduct a summary of Blastocystis prevalence, subtypes (STs) in humans and ...

    Authors: Chao-Qun Ning, Zhu-hua Hu, Jun-hu Chen, Lin Ai and Li-Guang Tian
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:168
  14. Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease classified into two subgroups for therapeutic purposes: paucibacillary (PB) and multibacillary (MB), closely related to the host immune responses. In this context it is ...

    Authors: Pedro Henrique Ferreira Marçal, Rafael Silva Gama, Lorena Bruna Pereira de Oliveira, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Roberta Olmo Pinheiro, Euzenir Nunes Sarno, Milton Ozório Moraes and Lucia Alves de Oliveira Fraga
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:167
  15. In order to end tuberculosis (TB), it is necessary to expand coverage of TB care services, including systematic screening initiatives. However, more evidence is needed for groups among whom systematic screenin...

    Authors: Luan Nguyen Quang Vo, Andrew James Codlin, Rachel Jeanette Forse, Nga Thuy Nguyen, Thanh Nguyen Vu, Giang Truong Le, Vinh Van Truong, Giang Chau Do, Ha Minh Dang, Lan Huu Nguyen, Hoa Binh Nguyen, Nhung Viet Nguyen, Jens Levy, Knut Lonnroth, S. Bertel Squire and Maxine Caws
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:166
  16. There is an urgent need to better understand the novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), for that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to cause considerabl...

    Authors: Li-Si Deng, Jing Yuan, Li Ding, Yuan-Li Chen, Chao-Hui Zhao, Gong-Qi Chen, Xing-Hua Li, Xiao-He Li, Wen-Tao Luo, Jian-Feng Lan, Guo-Yu Tan, Sheng-Hong Tang, Jin-Yu Xia and Xi Liu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:163
  17. With the promotion of national control programs on parasitic and tropical diseases in China, the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD), Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention has gained si...

    Authors: Ru-Bo Wang, Yi-Ting Hong and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:164
  18. The issues of pyrethroid resistance and outdoor malaria parasite transmission have prompted the WHO to call for the development and adoption of viable alternative vector control methods. Larval source manageme...

    Authors: Guofa Zhou, Eugenia Lo, Andrew K. Githeko, Yaw A. Afrane and Guiyun Yan
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:162
  19. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is pandemic. It is critical to identify COVID-19 patients who are most likely to develop a severe disease. This study was designed to determine the clinical and epidemiologi...

    Authors: Peng-Hui Yang, Yi-Bo Ding, Zhe Xu, Rui Pu, Ping Li, Jin Yan, Ji-Luo Liu, Fan-Ping Meng, Lei Huang, Lei Shi, Tian-Jun Jiang, En-Qiang Qin, Min Zhao, Da-Wei Zhang, Peng Zhao, Ling-Xiang Yu…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:161
  20. Ethiopia has shown notable progress in reducing the burden of malaria over the past two decades. Because of this progress, the country has shifted efforts from control to elimination of malaria. This study was...

    Authors: Endashaw Esayas, Asefa Tufa, Fekadu Massebo, Abdulhamid Ahemed, Ibssa Ibrahim, Dereje Dillu, Eyuel Asemahegn Bogale, Solomon Yared and Kebede Deribe
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:160
  21. Human migration facilitate the spread of tuberculosis (TB). Migrants face an increased risk of TB infection. In this study, we aim to explore the spatial inequity of sputum smear-positive pulmonary TB (SS + PT...

    Authors: Wen-Chong He, Ke Ju, Ya-Min Gao, Pei Zhang, Yin-Xia Zhang, Ye Jiang and Wei-Bin Liao
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:159
  22. Malaria cases have declined significantly along the China-Myanmar border in the past 10 years and this region is going through a process from control to elimination. The aim of this study is to investigate the...

    Authors: Fang Huang, Li Zhang, Jing-Bo Xue, Hong-Ning Zhou, Aung Thi, Jun Zhang, Shui-Sen Zhou, Zhi-Gui Xia and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:158
  23. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new viral disease that has caused a pandemic in the world. Due to the lack of vaccines and definitive treatment, preventive behaviors are the only way to overcome the d...

    Authors: Hossein Shahnazi, Maryam Ahmadi-Livani, Bagher Pahlavanzadeh, Abdolhalim Rajabi, Mohammad Shoaib Hamrah and Abdurrahman Charkazi
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:157
  24. Leprosy control achieved dramatic success in the 1980s–1990s with the implementation of short course multidrug therapy, which reduced the global prevalence of leprosy to less than 1 in 10 000 population. Howev...

    Authors: Peter Steinmann, Courtenay Dusenbury, David Addiss, Fareed Mirza and W. Cairns S. Smith
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:156
  25. Babesiosis is an emerging tick-borne zoonotic infectious disease. Babesia microti is responsible for most cases of human babesiosis globally. It is important to investigate the prevalence of B. microti in the mam...

    Authors: Chun-Yan Wei, Xiao-Mei Wang, Zhen-Sheng Wang, Zhi-Hua Wang, Zeng-Zhi Guan, Lian-Hui Zhang, Xiang-Feng Dou and Heng Wang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:155
  26. Many studies have compared the performance of time series models in predicting pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), but few have considered the role of meteorological factors in their prediction models. This study ai...

    Authors: Zhong-Qi Li, Hong-Qiu Pan, Qiao Liu, Huan Song and Jian-Ming Wang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:151
  27. On 23 February 2018, the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) declared a cholera outbreak affecting more than 60 persons in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Hoima District, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (...

    Authors: Fred Monje, Alex Riolexus Ario, Angella Musewa, Kenneth Bainomugisha, Bernadette Basuta Mirembe, Dativa Maria Aliddeki, Daniel Eurien, Godfrey Nsereko, Carol Nanziri, Esther Kisaakye, Vivian Ntono, Benon Kwesiga, Daniel Kadobera, Lilian Bulage, Godfrey Bwire, Patrick Tusiime…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:154
  28. Dengue fever is an arthropod-borne viral disease caused by dengue virus (DENV) and transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. The Northeast region of Brazil is characterized by having one of the highest dengue rates in the...

    Authors: Rodrigo Feliciano do Carmo, José Valter Joaquim Silva Júnior, Andre Filipe Pastor and Carlos Dornels Freire de Souza
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:153
  29. Aedes borne viral diseases, notably dengue, are increasingly reported in Cameroon with Aedes aegypti being a major vector. Data on insecticide resistance of this vector and underlying mechanisms needed for outbre...

    Authors: Aurelie P. Yougang, Basile Kamgang, Theodel A. Wilson Bahun, Armel N. Tedjou, Daniel Nguiffo-Nguete, Flobert Njiokou and Charles S. Wondji
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:152
  30. The ongoing pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 has spread rapidly to all countries of the world. Africa is particularly predisposed to an escalation of the pandemic and its negative impact given its weak...

    Authors: Olushayo Oluseun Olu, Joy Luba Lomole Waya, Sylvester Maleghemi, John Rumunu, David Ameh and Joseph Francis Wamala
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:150
  31. Accurately differentiating pneumocystis from cytomegalovirus pneumonia is crucial for correct therapy selection in AIDS patients. Hence, the goal of this study was to compare the computerized tomography (CT) f...

    Authors: Chun-Jing Du, Jing-Yuan Liu, Hui Chen, Shuo Yan, Lin Pu, Hao-Feng Xiong, Pan Xiang, Chuan-Sheng Li, Ming Zhang, Ru-Ming Xie, Bu-Dong Chen and Ang Li
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:149
  32. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been affecting people's psychosocial health and well-being through various complex pathways. The present study aims to investigate the perceived psychosocial he...

    Authors: Gan-Yi Wang and Shang-Feng Tang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:148
  33. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) self-testing may help improve test uptake among female sex workers. China has implemented many HIV self-testing programs among men who have sex with men, creating an opportun...

    Authors: Cheng Wang, Ya-Jie Wang, Joseph D. Tucker, Ming-Zhou Xiong, Hong-Yun Fu, M. Kumi Smith, Wei-Ming Tang, Jason J. Ong, He-Ping Zheng and Bin Yang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:147
  34. Although effective treatment for malaria is now available, approximately half of the global population remain at risk of the disease particularly in developing countries. To design effective malaria control st...

    Authors: Isaiah Gwitira, Munashe Mukonoweshuro, Grace Mapako, Munyaradzi D. Shekede, Joconiah Chirenda and Joseph Mberikunashe
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:146
  35. South Africa has one of the world’s worst tuberculosis (TB) (520 per 100 000 population) and TB-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemics (~ 56% TB/HIV co-infected). While individual- and system-level facto...

    Authors: Dana Bresenham, Aaron M. Kipp and Andrew Medina-Marino
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:145
  36. India reports the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide. Poverty has a dual impact as it increases the risk of TB and exposes the poor to economic hardship when they develop TB. Our objective was...

    Authors: Mihir P. Rupani, Adithya Cattamanchi, Priya B. Shete, William M. Vollmer, Sanjib Basu and Jigna D. Dave
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:144
  37. Effective management of imported cases is an important part of epidemic prevention and control. Hainan Province, China reported 168 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including 112 imported cases on February...

    Authors: Biao Wu, Zi-Ying Lei, Kun-Liang Wu, Jian-Rong He, Hui-Juan Cao, Juan Fu, Feng Chen, Yuan Chen, Bao Chen, Xiao-Li Zhou, Tao Huang, Tao Wu, Yong-Guo Du, Suo-Xian Chen, Fu-Rong Xiao, Zhi-Liang Gao…
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:143
  38. Brucellosis is a major public health issue in China, while its temporal and spatial distribution have not been studied in depth. This study aims to better understand the epidemiology of brucellosis in the main...

    Authors: Pei-Feng Liang, Yuan Zhao, Jian-Hua Zhao, Dong-Feng Pan and Zhong-Qin Guo
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:142
  39. In the past five months, success in control the national epidemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been witnessed in China. The implementation of public health measures accounts for the success which...

    Authors: Xiao-Yue Yu, Chen Xu, Hu-Wen Wang, Rui-Jie Chang, Yin-Qiao Dong, Lhakpa Tsamlag, Shu-Xian Zhang, Yue-Lin Yu, Ru-Si Long, Hui Wang and Yong Cai
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:141
  40. Most human pathogens originate from non-human hosts and certain pathogens persist in animal reservoirs. The transmission of such pathogens to humans may lead to self-sustaining chains of transmission. These pa...

    Authors: Jakob Zinsstag, Jürg Utzinger, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Lv Shan and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:140
  41. Health workers (HWs) are at increased risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and a possible source of nosocomial transmission clusters. Despite the increased risk, the ...

    Authors: Federica Calò, Antonio Russo, Clarissa Camaioni, Stefania De Pascalis and Nicola Coppola
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:139
  42. Crowdsourcing is a distributed problem-solving and production mechanism that leverages the collective intelligence of non-expert individuals and networked communities for specific goals. Social innovation (SI)...

    Authors: Lindi van Niekerk, Arturo Ongkeko Jr., Rachel Alice Hounsell, Barwani Khaura Msiska, Don Pascal Mathanga, Josselyn Mothe, Noel Juban, Phyllis Awor and Dina Balabanova
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:138
  43. A national control program for echinococcosis has been in effect since 2005 in China. This program has applied a comprehensive strategy, and good control results have been achieved. Human echinococcosis preval...

    Authors: Qing Yu, Ning Xiao, Shuai Han, Tian Tian and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:137
  44. The People’s Republic of China (P. R. China) has made significant progress on schistosomiasis control. Among the 12 provincial-level administrative divisions (PLADs) with schistosomiasis endemic in P. R. China...

    Authors: Jing-Yi Guo, Jing Xu, Li-Juan Zhang, Shan Lv, Chun-Li Cao, Shi-Zhu Li and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:136
  45. As more and more countries approaching the goal of malaria elimination, malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) was recomendated to be a diagnostic strategy to achieve and maintain the statute of malaria free, as...

    Authors: Yan-Qiu Du, Xiao-Xiao Ling, Jia-Jie Jin, Hua-Yun Zhou, Si Zhu, Guo-Ding Zhu, Wei Wang, Jun Cao and Jia-Yan Huang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:135
  46. Co-infection with both Plasmodium and dengue virus (DENV) infectious species could have serious and fatal outcomes if left undiagnosed and without timely treatment. The present study aimed to determine the pooled...

    Authors: Manas Kotepui, Kwuntida Uthaisar Kotepui, Giovanni De Jesus Milanez and Frederick Ramirez Masangkay
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:134
  47. Despite the high prevalence of strongyloidiasis in the Laotian population, Laotian hospitals still lack diagnostic capacity to appropriately diagnose Strongyloides stercoralis infections. This cross-sectional hos...

    Authors: Somaphone Chankongsin, Rahel Wampfler, Marie-Therese Ruf, Peter Odermatt, Hanspeter Marti, Beatrice Nickel, Valy Keoluangkhot and Andreas Neumayr
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:133
  48. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has emerged as a global health and economic security threat with staggering cumulative incidence worldwide. Given the severity of projections, hospitals across the globe...

    Authors: Hussen Mohammed, Lemessa Oljira, Kedir Teji Roba, Getnet Yimer, Abebaw Fekadu and Tsegahun Manyazewal
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:131